James Lorinz is a character. He and X spent some time sitting next to one another at the Cinema Wasteland show in Ohio, where X passed him a script. Lorinz is the star of Henenlotter’s brilliantly twisted FRANKENHOOKER and Roy Frumkes’ down and dirty STREET TRASH, two of the sickest visions ever put to film.
But that’s only because we haven’t made DEADTENTION yet.
Over the past few weeks, Lorinz had some time to read over the script that X and I wrote, and are passionately trying to put together for filming. Here’s what he had to say:
Just read “Deadtention”, and I must say, after the initial shock, it was quite impressive. After ten minutes of sitting next to you at Cinema Wasteland I knew you were a sick fuck, but this screenplay is even sicker. Brilliant! I didn’t think it was possible to stoop lower in offensiveness than “Street Trash”, but you boys have done it. Holy crap. Great characters, funny dialog, and some really original visuals. The special effects will have to be top-notch to pull it off. Clark has a lot of possibilities. A cross between Kurtz in “Apocalypse Now” and Mr. Weatherbee from Archie comics. However, the Reiniger role is going to have the biggest laugh. We should talk further. Keep me posted.
I have to admit, I was blown away by his praise. To outtrash STREET TRASH makes my chest puff with pride.
We envision him as film teacher Mr. Russo, but Lorinz is talented enough to suit any of a number of rolls. Lorinz is clearly passionate about our project, as are some other names in horror: Lloyd Kaufman, Joe Pilato, Gary Klar, and the lovely Charlotte Kemp, who wants an expanded part she loves the script so much! We’ve also got Academy Award winning special makeup effects artist John Caglione in our corner, ready to create some bloody zombies that will rival the WALKING DEAD (we’ll definitely trump them in laughs, at least!).
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